I’ve been busy these past few days pulling together all of my notes from this year’s South Carolina EdTech Conference so that I can share the highlights. I was fortunate to be given professional leave time to attend the conference, and as always I returned refreshed and excited about new tools and ideas to bring back to my school. Unfortunately not all of the presentations have been posted at the EdTech site yet, but you can click here to see the ones that are available.
In Hallway Hubbub, media specialist Betsy Long explained how her morning news crew is using FLIP cameras to conduct hallway interviews with students and teachers, then remixing them and adding music with either Movie Maker or Animoto.
The other video session I attended was Lights, Camera, Action presented by Dennis Duszynski which was full of ways to use video in your school.
Rhonda Edwards shared a collection of eBooks she has written to share the history, geography, and wildlife of South Carolina. Her website includes extension activities for each of her books. You can see her presentation info here.
I did not get to attend Jeff McCoy‘s session on Free Online Tools and Resources (conflict with another session) but he always has interesting things to share so I made sure to check out his presentation info.
I also sat in on the following four sessions: Web 2.0 Instruction; iPodabilities: Creating iPod Touch Lessons; Twitter for Teachers; and Wikis Glogs, and Gadgets for Empowering Students. Unfortunately, these presentations are not available at the EdTech site yet. I’ll have to do more research to see if the presenters have a website, blog, wiki, etc where they may have posted the info.
And finally, how many of you are using Thinkfinity? There’s nothing posted on the EdTech site by the presenter for this session, but I’ll be doing a separate post on this incredible web resource as a WWW next week, so stay tuned for that!
p.s. By the way, you can view the Keynote speech and the Awards Presentation online via CloudCaster!